Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

First Year Geography Courses

  • Valley Glacier
  • Riparian Zone Assignment
  • Klondike Highway

GEOG 1000-3 Planet Earth: An Introduction to Earth System Science (3,0,2)(L)
GEOG 1010-3 People, Places and Landscapes: Introducing Human Geography (3,0,0)
GEOG 1100-3 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Human Interaction with the Natural Environment (3,0,0)
GEOG 1110-3 World Regional Geography (3,0,0)


GEOG 1000
GEOG 1000
Planet Earth - An Introduction to Earth System Science (3,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This science laboratory course introduces students to the study of earth system science by examining the interactions among the atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere as well as the impact that human activity has on interactions. Topics include plate tectonics; earthquakes and tsunamis; volcanos; the rock cycle; mass wasting - including landslides; weathering; and soils. Glaciers; permafrost; and Karst landscapes, including caves, are also explored. In addition, students will be introduced to hydrology - the study of the occurrence, distribution and movement of water at or near the surface of the earth. Laboratory instruction will include landform identification using topographic maps; co-ordinate systems (latitude and longitude, UTM); map scale; basic surveying - including the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS); and graphing. Students will also be exposed to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing technologies and will be introduced to how they assist us in our understanding of Planet Earth. Required Lab: GEOG 1000L
GEOG 1010
GEOG 1010
People, Places and Landscapes: Introducing Human Geography (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This course introduces and explores human geography concepts, issues, and processes that influence the dynamic connections among people, places and environments at different spatial scales. A wide range of themes related to the study of human geography and environmental studies is covered, including: population dynamics; culture and identity; economic patterns and uneven development; agriculture and food production; cities and urbanization; geopolitics; globalization; and the challenges of environmentally sustainable development.
GEOG 1100
GEOG 1100
Introduction to Environmental Studies and Sustainability (2,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
An introduction to the environment, emphasizing a geographical approach. Topics of study include environmental worldviews, history of the environment movement, ecosystems, energy principles, human population dynamics, patterns of resource use, environmental issues and environmental ethics. Required Seminar: GEOG 1100S
GEOG 1110
GEOG 1110
World Regional Geography (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
AR
GEOG
This course applies the core concepts of geography to interpret both the variety and distinctiveness of places and regions and to their relationships, connections, and integration. It introduces students to the academic discipline of geography as well as its professional applications by explaining geographic approaches to social issues. Students obtain an appreciation for geographic thinking, and greater understanding of the complex modern world.